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rlobinske
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posted 05-03-2015 07:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rlobinske     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Vostok 6 model, based on the old Revell 1/24 kit with the hexagonal ablative panels on the crew capsule made from paper and the visible gear on the equipment model from wire and plastic stock. Aft radiators made from sheet styrene and antennae from wire and paper clips.

Valentina Tereshkova's patch on base is a custom decal printed on my laser printer.

apolloprojeckt
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posted 05-03-2015 09:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice!!

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posted 05-03-2015 10:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well done!

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posted 05-04-2015 03:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for AussiePete   Click Here to Email AussiePete     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nice. Just began building this myself.

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posted 05-04-2015 04:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very cool!

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posted 05-04-2015 11:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for history in miniature   Click Here to Email history in miniature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great job!

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posted 06-30-2015 07:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cosmic_buffalo   Click Here to Email cosmic_buffalo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like that. Well done.

rlobinske
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posted 07-06-2015 07:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rlobinske     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Space shuttle Columbia in STS-1 launch configuration using the old Monogram 1/72 shuttle stack kit with RealSpaceModels replacement engine bells and decals, plus some custom printed decals. Flight deck windows rebuilt to match flight vehicle. Yes, the off-white for the FRSI surface panels got too dark.

Bonus: base signed by STS-1 Pilot Robert Crippen

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posted 07-06-2015 07:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks great!!!

rlobinske
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posted 08-01-2015 01:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rlobinske     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Apollo 17's command module America in lunar orbit configuration. 1/72 scale using the Dragon Apollo 17 CSM and stand.

First attempt at the Mylar tape pattern in 1/72 scale. I applied Bare Metal Foil in sections based on the David Weeks drawings and gently scribed the lines with a hobby knife. I drilled out a round dimple for the center of the CM hatch window and used and engraver to add the optics penetrations. I kitbashed the EVA light from spare parts.

rlobinske
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posted 08-01-2015 01:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rlobinske     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

apolloprojeckt
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posted 08-01-2015 01:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks great!!

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posted 08-02-2015 12:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gilbert   Click Here to Email Gilbert     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice.

rlobinske
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posted 08-22-2015 09:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rlobinske     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
1/72 scale Apollo 16 LM "Orion". Built using the Dragon J-mission kit with modifications to add the LRV bay and deployment gear, peeled back kapton foils around MESA and quad III bays, corrected the RCS nozzle direction errors, added docking drogue to upper hatch, corrected docking target, simulated the blistering of the white Sicon paint applied to the ascent stage and extended the descent engine bell.

rlobinske
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posted 08-22-2015 09:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rlobinske     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

rlobinske
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posted 11-08-2015 06:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rlobinske     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
LM-4 "Snoopy" from Apollo 10, based on the 1/72 Airfix kit with considerable modifications. Ascent stage panels reworked with sheet styrene to correct multiple shape issues and roof raised. Docking drogue cut down to appropriate diameter.

Landing windows recut and docking window added. Helium tank bulge added to descent stage, along with resizing the ALSEP box. Covered with Candyland Craft foils. Landing probes from a Dragon kit and cut down to correct length.

Postal cover in background signed by Mission Commander, Tom Stafford

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posted 11-09-2015 12:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice.

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posted 11-10-2015 10:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for history in miniature   Click Here to Email history in miniature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fantastic job indeed!!

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posted 11-10-2015 07:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is a lot of fantastic work on all of these, but especially to fix that old Airfix kit! Great stuff!

rlobinske
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posted 11-26-2015 07:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rlobinske     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My take on the fifth and successful attempt by Apollo 14 to dock with the lunar module for extraction from the SLA, including commander Al Shepard's comment to command module pilot Stu Roosa.

Based on the 1/72 Dragon Apollo 10 kit. I added external antennas and hatches to the outside of the IU and the umbilical panel on the top of the S-IV-B skirt. Based on photos at the Apollo Image Archive, I built up the shape of the IU cable tray and covered it with orange foil to simulate the thermal blanket covering. For the bottom, I photographed the S-IV-B LOX tank from the Saturn V kit, printed that and glued to sheet styrene that was then glued to the bottom of the stack. Finally, I added attachment pads for the LM to the top rim of the SLA base and shimmed the LM stand to bring it to the correct height and act as an extra, hidden brace for the finished model. Decals were leftovers from the Space Model Systems Saturn V set.

Besides correcting the standard issues with the Dragon LM and CSM, I added the thermal-blanket covered MET to the face of the MESA and the slightly raised reflector unit stowed on the surface of Quad I. On the CM, I resized the David Weeks drawings of the Mylar tape patterns, printed and cut into workable units along tape lines and surface landmarks. These were used to cut Bright Chrome Bare Metal Foil and as guides for scribing the tape lines. I rearranged some of the SM stencil locations to match the Apollo 14 placement shown in the Space in Miniatures CSM edition.

rlobinske
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posted 11-26-2015 07:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rlobinske     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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posted 11-26-2015 08:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
WOW! Fantastic display!!

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posted 11-26-2015 09:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for randy   Click Here to Email randy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
All of them are very nice and very well done!

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posted 11-26-2015 12:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very nice model diorama!!!

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Very different, I like!

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posted 12-02-2015 08:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is so cool!

rlobinske
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posted 12-25-2015 08:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rlobinske     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Playing with the old 1/48 Revell Gemini kit, soda straws and tissue paper, plus some leftover Space Model Systems decals to make a Rogallo Wing Gemini landing.

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posted 03-08-2016 08:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rlobinske     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Saturn V SA 513 Skylab 1/200 Scale. Based on AMT kit. Sculpted batted insulation onto the F-1 engines, repositioned the S-I-C systems tunnels to the correct location, added umbilical panels and access hatches, removed the interstage ullage rockets and added access hatch.

On the S-II, corrected the LH2 feed and vent fairings, added the LOX vent fairing, added umbilicals, access hatches and telemetry antenna panels, added access hatch to second interstage. Topped with the RealSpace Models Skylab launch shroud and workshop.

Kit decals, plus first motion targets made from white film and black stripes and S-II motion targets made from black decal film. Also added white background to fin ID letters.

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Very nice, interesting.

Ronpur
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posted 03-10-2016 04:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Looks great!

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posted 03-10-2016 06:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Skylab was so cool, looks great!!

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posted 03-12-2016 07:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for history in miniature   Click Here to Email history in miniature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You did a fantastic job on Skylab, keep up the good work!

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posted 03-12-2016 05:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rlobinske     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
1/200 scale Apollo stack and S-IV-B stage ready for Trans-Lunar Injection built using the leftover parts of my Skylab Saturn V with added surface details to the S-IV-B, custom printed decals for the Service Module radiators and markings and details added to update Command Module to the flown Block II design. Base was a leftover from the parts box.

rlobinske
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posted 04-22-2016 05:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rlobinske     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My take on CSM-119, the Skylab Rescue Vehicle as it may have appeared in 1974. Built with the Revell-Monogram 1/32 kit, Realspace Models interior and Space Model Systems decals, plus scratchbuilt aft bulkhead couches and storage and surface details to match the Skylab modifications.

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posted 04-23-2016 01:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's very impressive, well done.

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posted 04-23-2016 03:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for history in miniature   Click Here to Email history in miniature     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Norman I'll second that indeed!

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Spectacular!

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Is the Go for TLI model for sale? Please contact me.

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posted 04-25-2016 08:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have had that kit in storage for years and have wanted to do that version! I think you just inspired me to move it to the front of my queue. Do you have any construction photos?


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